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Make the most of your visit to SE Arizona by hiring Richard Fray, a professional southeast Arizona birding guide, to take you to the right places and show you the right birds. Whether you’re new to bird watching or a veteran birder, your Arizona birding experience will be greatly enhanced with the help of someone who knows the birds, and how to find them.

Based in Rio Rico, Santa Cruz County, Richard Fray has lived and birded in southeastern Arizona for more than 13 years, guiding full time for the last six. Subject to availability, you can hire Richard by the day at very reasonable rates.

Southeastern Arizona has some of the very best birding in North America! With its tall mountains, vibrant canyons, rolling grasslands and lush desert, it’s also a region rich in natural beauty. Comfortable lodgings, easy transport, great food and warm weather all make for the perfect birding vacation.

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Birding in Southeast Arizona

I’ve included a whole section of valuable information for birders visiting Arizona.


Latest Arizona Birding Blog Posts

Despite the ferocious heat, we managed to find our main target bird and had a very productive day, with 87 species in total.

Thick-billed Kingbird

A night birding and photography trip to California Gulch with a difference, starting in Rio Rico at 2:40 a.m. and sampling the pre-dawn action in the gulch. We had mixed results, but on the whole it was very good.

Five-striped Sparrow

Varied Bunting

I finally got my chance to go for a super rarity, a PINE FLYCATCHER that was found and expertly identified by Dave Stejskal a couple of weeks previously. Pending acceptance by the relative authorities, this is the first record of this species in the USA.

Pine Flycatcher

Pine Flycatcher

A successful evening jaunt to California Gulch for night birds, and plenty more besides.

Montezuma Quail

A hot but fantastic day of target birding from Peña Blanca Canyon to Mt Lemmon, with an impressive 103 species in all.

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

A fabulous day birding from Green Valley to the Carrie Nation Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. I love Madera Canyon!

Grace's Warbler

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